Dr. Susan Sangha received a 2018 Seed for Success Award for Research in Excellence by Purdue University. See a short video clip about Dr. Sangha's award here

Newest publications from the lab:

Woon E, Seibert T, Urbanczyk P, Ng KH, Sangha S (2020). Differential effects of prior stress on conditioned inhibition of fear and fear extinction. Behavioural Brain Research 381: 112414

Sangha S, Diehl MM, Bergstrom HC, Drew MR (2020). Know Safety, No Fear. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 108: 218-230.

Greiner EM, Müller I, Norris MR, Ng KH, Sangha S (2019). Sex differences in fear regulation and reward seeking behaviors in a fear-safety-reward discrimination task. Behavioural Brain Research 368: 111903

Sangha Lab 

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What we do


Clinical disorders arising from maladaptive emotion regulation present a large burden on society worldwide and many of these disorders show comorbidity, for example, addiction with anxiety disorders. Even though there has been much research on reward and fear processing, the majority of studies have been conducted in parallel, investigating the neuronal circuitries separately. Our lab uses a behavioral paradigm designed to assess how safety cues can regulate fear and reward seeking behaviors in male and female rats. We hope by investigating how safety, fear and reward circuits integrate their functions to influence behavior, we will be able to better understand and treat disorders resulting from maladaptive emotion regulation.  

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Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

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Susan Sangha, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Behavior

Department of Psychological Sciences

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience